Laura and Andrew roll the dice for rustic homemade wedding

Wedding: 13/05/2017

Posted by Anna | 27 January, 2018

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Congrats to Laura and Andrew who’ve been crowned our January Wedding of the Month winners!
They are in the running for a luxe Thailand honeymoon with Melati Beach Resort & Spa.


Laura and Andrew, both 23, quickly settled on Inkersall Grange Farm for their rustic homemade wedding, with three tipis set out on private land boasting fairy lights, hay bales and a fire pit.

“As well as a relaxed venue, we also knew that we didn’t want a lot of the traditions that usually come with a wedding, like a sit-down meal or first dance,” explains Laura. “Instead we opted for a picnic style barbecue, made our own playlists and ordered in some casino tables with personalised pretend money for evening entertainment.”

Photographer Rhi Schothbrook says the tipi was a fantastic feature of the May 13, 2017 wedding. “It created a really warm and welcoming ambience that matched perfectly with the rustic details Andrew and Laura and handmade and dotted all around the venue,” she said. “They had everything covered from personalised welcome signs as you approached the venue, to tree trunk and mason jar centrepieces for the tables, it was truly beautiful.”

She said the couple were “really organic” to photograph. “They were relaxed, easy-going and full of joy throughout the entire day, which made my job so easy when it came to taking natural photographs of them.”

Photos courtesy of Rhi Scotchbrook Photography.

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The couple sourced their wedding rings from GoldSmiths – who have been around since 1778!

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A cloudy day created a nice setting for the couple’s outdoor photos.

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“We had two casino tables and a selfie mirror for our evening entertainment,” says the bride.

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“The tablecloths were made by Andrew’s mum, as was the bunting and a giant arch that was covered in peonies and foliage for the ceremony to be held under,” smiles Laura.

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“We decided on a whole cake table instead of one wedding cake. We had a naked wedding cake, cake pops, brownies and cupcakes,” explains Laura.

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Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere: DarkLight Brew House / Brides Accessories: The Artisan Dried Flower Co. / Brides Gown: Phase Eight / Brides Shoes: Toms / Bridesmaid Shoes: Toms / Bridesmaids Accessories: The Artisan Dried Flower Co. / Bridesmaids Dresses: TFNC London / Cake: Glitter and Sparkle Cakes / Caterer: Olive Pot Catering / Celebrant: Groom's dad / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: Inkersall Grange Farm / Entertainment: GB Fun Casinos / Flowergirl Dress: Marks and Spencer / Flowers: Flowers by Emily / Hair: Slimming World Hair and Beauty / Honeymoon: Turkey / Invitations: DIY / Lolly Buffet: Glitter and Sparkle Cakes / Makeup: Slimming World Hair and Beauty / Photobooth: GB Fun Casinos / Photographer: Rhi Scotchbrook Photography / Rings: Goldsmiths / Venue: Inkersall Grange Farm / Venue Decor: DIY / Videographer: Tim Everington / Wedding Night Venue: The Dakota Hotel

Photos courtesy of Rhi Scotchbrook Photography.

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